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“Amazing room, view, and service” 4 of 5 stars
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Beach Terrace Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2775 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Carlsbad
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing room, view, and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

The rooms were very nice and big, the deck is very nice. The area is very beautiful and fun. The service was great, Richard was very welcoming he helped a ton and is a stud, he always asked for anything he could do and was a great guy. This hotel was very nice and service was great.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We decided to stay at Beach Terrace Inn for a weekend. Rates are reasonable and the views are breathtaking. Upon arrival, we noticed a foul odor in the room. We suspected maybe some fruit was left behind and began fermenting. Upon entering the restroom, we noticed the toilet was not clean. Someone got sick and food particles were behind the toilet. That was pretty foul. Staff was super friendly and apologetic but to my surprise, even after cleaning crew cleaned it, there was still traces left behind. You'd think they would go out of their way to assure it was spotless but that wasn't the case. Rooms overall were nice but could've been more clean. Glass stains were visible and nick and the room looked a little weathered. Good size room otherwise. We're planning on returning soon as we love Carlsbad and love the location of the hotel. Too bad the place doesn't have a restaurant bar and poolside cocktails and food. They'd make a killing but I understand that's just logistics.

Room Tip: If staying ocean front, ask for a corner room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Kent Z, General Manager at Beach Terrace Inn, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Thank you for providing the positive accolades about your visit to the hotel; we strive to make every stay perfect in every respect. Please accept my sincere apologies for the levels of cleanliness you mentioned. We obviously overlooked some areas in our inspection process which we certainly regret. We have since redoubled our efforts as a result of your input, all in the spirit of excellence, and know you will find evidence of improvement when you return. Please call me directly so I may arrange for the end unit you speak of on a return stay. Many thanks for your understanding and confidence.
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Fresno, California
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

What a wonderful place! From the moment we arrived, my husband and I felt like we were in for a treat. The hotel staff were so warm and friendly. Our room had a modern flare complete with updated finishes in the bathroom (large shower with rainfall shower head), plus nice bedding for a restful nights sleep. This is indeed the place if you are in need for some refueling and relaxation. While we didn't have a direct view of the ocean, it was okay because there were plenty of places on the property where you could lounge and take in the views. We left our window open every night and slept like babies to the beautiful sound of the waves crashing.The complimentary breakfast was AMAZING! There you have plenty of items to choose from including fresh juices and delicious coffee.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The room was great, very nice. Everything was clean and modern. Right on the beach. The only thing was that they didn't give us the room they had advertised on the website. The view wasn't panoramic like they said it only was a straight on view of the ocean. So we felt like we got kinda jipped on the room. Make sure you request a corner room otherwise you wont get the panoramic view. Also no room service Only one restaurant that would deliver right to our room, paradise pizza. It was great pizza.

Room Tip: Request a corner room so that you actually get the full panoramic view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Kent Z, General Manager at Beach Terrace Inn, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Beach Terrace Inn. We appreciate your comments and hope you had a great visit in Carlsbad. Ocean view qualities are of primary concern to many of our guests at the hotel. I sincerely apologize the view did not meet your expectations as panoramic. While the room type you mention is considered 180 degree from the private balcony, some exceptions where views of more than 180 degrees do exist. In fact, as a result of your mention we may consider offering these end unit rooms as a premium ocean front room type. Should you wish to return, know it would be my pleasure to arrange for one of the end units you had in mind. Many thanks for your interest, we hope to see you in the near future!
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Riverside, California
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

First we were welcomed by a delightful staff at the desk. Next, we went to our Oceanfront Room that was glorious. The view was spectacular and the roaring of the ocean, awesome! Love, Love, Love this place.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were blown away with the quality and service of this hotel, not to mention the location right on the sand. It was perfect. The complimentary breakfast was beautiful as well. Service was outstanding. My son left a couple of items in the room upon departure, and the staff ran over to me to let me know before we left. You will not be disappointed with this spot. We are coming back in the summer! Price was good too, $250 a night with taxes and all, complimentary parking and wifi. I can't say enough about this hotel!!! So glad that I stumbled upon it on Trip Advisor.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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La Crescenta, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Our stay was remarkable place was very homey and comfortable....staff were pleasant and polite and very accommodating. The view was magnificent. Overall the service was excellent. The Carlsbad Village was stone's throw away, great places to eat and relax. The outlet was also close by and the Flower Fields were magnificent. My wife and children had a wonderful time. We would definitely come back year after year....

Room Tip: Take the room with unobstructed view (full view) you will get your money's worth...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 2775 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#9 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach Terrace Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only hotel right on the sand along the azure waters of the Carlsbad coast. The luxurious, totally redesigned Beach Terrace Inn is delightfully private and terraced on the sand along Carlsbad State Beach, boasting miles of beautiful beach front. Both wired and relaxed, the hotel allows you to surf the net or the waves, walk to dozens of restaurants and nightlife in Carlsbad Village, or lose yourself in flip flops, sand and the sight of dolphins playing in the ocean. Here you are free from cares and free from extra fees with breakfast, parking, WiFi and most services included in the room charge. Legoland and fabulous shopping are five minutes away while The Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and all of San Diego are 30 minutes away. ... more   less 
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